This course will help you develop a range of skills related to modern computing and technology, preparing you for work in the computing industry or to go on and study a top-up degree. The emphasis is on implementing computing solutions for a modern landscape. This course will give you the opportunity to take advantage of excellent networking and software engineering facilities situated in a purpose-built environment. You will benefit from a large amount of tutor led class time from our professional, friendly, and approachable staff. Each of the modules are assessed by individual or group coursework assignments. Special features include small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed and an opportunity to progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree. This course is available to anyone who has a keen interest in computing and cloud systems with a focus on cyber security. Ideally, applicants will have foundation knowledge in many areas of computing. There is a prerequisite knowledge, which could be either from personal experience, relevant industry experience, or from formalised academic studies. This will be assessed on an individual basis through a formal interview as part of your application process. This career-focused qualification will enable learners to directly enter employment in the cloud computing industry or offer an opportunity to progress to a university degree. They will benefit companies by providing access to a uniquely skilled pool of cloud computing talent, whilst creating greater opportunities for graduates to be employed by the world’s leading companies.
This course offers the following subject options:
Year 1 Modules include; Programming, Networking, Professional Practice, Database Design & Development, Security, Managing a Successful Computing Project, Website Design & Development, Software Development "Life Cycles" Each of the modules are assessed by individual or group coursework assignments. Year 2 Modules include; Business Intelligence, Cryptology, Forensics, Information Security Management, Network Management, and Virtual & Augmented Reality Development
The course will cover a range of units in the first year, and then specialise in the second year. All materials will be provided, some of which will be hosted by AWS cloud systems. Assessment will be covered by written reports, practical activities (some of which will be hosted in the Cloud by AWS), presentations, team work and other methods. There are no exams. However, learners who successfully complete year 1 will be eligible to apply for and study the AWS qualification in Cloud Fundamentals. This additional qualification is external to this study programme, and may involve an additional fee. At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the cloud sector through six core units, including a unit assessed through a Pearson-set assignment. To complete the Level 4, 8 units must be achieved.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Chichester Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition. All students complete an interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work or undertake an assessment/audition as part of their application.
Additional entry requirements
"Please confirm your Teams Interview or telephone call and your preferred contact details to this Email: [email protected] Send evidence (not included in your application) to this email with the confirmation of your appointment."
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||No factor below 5.5 for reading and writing. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
|Institution's Own Test||As part of your interview, you may be asked to prepare/complete a written assessment.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6800*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.